Wednesday, 26 May 2010

more golden syrup

Here's another recipe using golden syrup.  We always had some of this in the tin when I grew up.  I usually use more ginger than the recipe suggests as I love the flavour of it.  Sorry no photos of this one, but I think many of you will recognise it.  I've seen it with pieces of crystallised ginger pushed into the icing but I've never done that -I keep that ginger to myself!


Ingredients
  • 125 g butter, softened 
  • 125 g white sugar (preferably caster sugar, but not essential) 
  • 220 g SR flour .  Some recipes use plain flour and add a teaspoon of baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger.  I use two heaped teaspoons.

Icing
  • 60 g butter, chopped 
  • 125 g icing sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup 
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger.  More if you like it strong.


Heat oven to about 190°.  Mix dry ingredients together and rub in butter.  You can do this by hand or it works well in a food processor.  Grease a slice tin  and press the mix into the tin.  Using the back of a dessertspoon helps in this.  Cook till beginning to turn golden in colour, probably about 15 minutes depending on your oven.
As it cooks, prepare the icing.  Put all ingredients into a small pan and warm over a low heat, stirring while butter melts and sugar dissolves.
When slice is cooked, allow it to cool just a couple of minutes and then pour icing over it. Don't let slice get cold.  Tilt the tray to cover all the slice and then allow it to set.
Warning 1: If you like golden syrup as much as I do, don't try to increase the amount in the icing mix.  Icing will not set but be gooey and sticky if you use too much syrup.
Warning 2:While this keeps well in a tin and is very nice with a cup of tea or coffee, it is also addictive.  Or at least I find it so.

3 comments:

Rose Red said...

Ooooh, this sounds delicious! And easy to make! Might make it this week sometime!

2paw said...

Oh that sounds sooo nice!! I must say though, you can NEVER have too much Golden Syrup (except in the icing!!)

Lynne said...

No, I don't recognise this recipe! But it does sound delicious and WM loves ginger!